QUALITY CONTROL (QC) AND EVALUATION
QC is one of the most important parts of the post-production workflow, but one of the last things many filmmakers consider. The importance of QC cannot be overstated since a rejection costs both time and money, and can potentially make or break a distribution deal. VDS offers multiple levels of QC to fit your budget and the needs of your partners.
AUDIO & VIDEO FIXES TO SATISFY QC
QC is one of the last hurdles before a project can make it into distribution. You made it this far, so why let a handful of QC issues stop you? After all, what good is a film if nobody sees it? VDS is here to help. We specialize in fixing issues that prevent a project from passing QC. From frame or field cadence problems, framing issues, and dead pixels to clipped audio, sync problems, conversion artifacting and edit issues — and beyond — we’ve got you covered. Let VDS help you quickly and cost effectively ensure a passing grade for quality control.
DIGITAL CINEMA AND DCP CREATION
Long gone is the ubiquity of film projection in cinemas. Today, if you want to project your movie, you’ll need a DCP. A DCP, or Digital Cinema Package, has replaced 35mm projection and can be screened securely all over the world. Encrypted or unencrypted, 3D or 2D, delivered on hard drive or over the internet, VDS is your source for high-quality DCPs and a truly exceptional cinema experience.
ADVANCED COMPRESSION, ENCODING AND TRANSCODING SOLUTIONS
Streaming. Sharing. Storage. Broadcast. All of these things require data to be available in different and very specific formats. To help get you what you need, VDS has a suite of cutting edge technology and a team of experienced, well-trained experts. We can transcode from any source to any format, to hit any spec, for fast delivery anywhere in the world, any way you need it.
DVD AUTHORING, ENCODING, DUPLICATION AND REPLICATION
Our experienced team is skilled in creating DVDs for commercial release, complete with stunning graphics & animation, smooth navigation, multi-language subtitles (including SDH) and multiple audio streams. Whether you need a basic disc with a single static menu, or a full-featured disc for wide release, we can help. Once the disc is ready for manufacturing, whether you need 2 copies or 100,000+ copies, VDS has extremely competitive pricing.
CLOSED CAPTIONING, SUBTITLING AND DIALOGUE LIST CREATION
The FCC’s new regulations require closed captioning for more content than ever, and Video On Demand (VOD) platforms are racing to stay ahead of the trend. It’s a safe bet that your film will need closed captioning if you want it to be seen on VOD in the US. VDS offers competitively priced multi-format captioning to suit your budget and specifications. Need subtitles burnt into your video or forced narratives? We can do that too. How about a detailed, time-coded list of on-screen dialogue and action? We’ve got you covered.
SCREENER CREATION AND WATERMARKING
Whether you need fast creation of dailies, or need a screener for your entire film or series, we have a solution for you. Options range from online streaming to optical media (DVD or Blu-ray), clean or custom watermarked. VDS also offer forensic watermarking services to help keep track of who has your content.
Our aim is to get your vision out of the can and onto the screen, and an edit bay is the first stop. We offer editorial services ranging from rough assembly to fine cut. We also specialize in re-versioning and cutting down or extending existing projects for censorship, timing or other reasons.
FULL POST-PRODUCTION COORDINATION SERVICES
All services provided by VDS include a full-time coordinator to make sure jobs go smoothly and on schedule. Our staff is skilled in coordinating post-production on projects of any size. Even if your project is already in the hands of separate outside teams, VDS’ staff is ready to handle the task.
MASTERING TO FILE, DISC OR TAPE
When it’s time to create your final master, whether you need a Mezzanine file (XDCAM, ProRes, DNxHD, etc), Tape master (HDCAM, HDCAM SR, D5, Digital Betacam, etc.) or Optical Disc (DVD, Blu-ray, or Video Disc), we’ve got you covered. Our team will take your separate audio, video, and subtitle assets and combine them to your exact spec, providing a super-high quality master delivered to as many destinations as necessary (physically or digitally).
DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND STORAGE
VDS is integral in managing the assets for nearly 1,000 films, documentaries and series. Your project’s assets will be in good hands with us.
SERVICING, DELIVERABLES AND PHYSICAL/DIGITAL DELIVERY
For features and series in active distribution, we offer a host of customizable management, servicing and delivery options. We also offer coordination and management of third-party legal services like UCC searches, title reports (with or without legal opinion), copyright searches, US copyright filing, obtaining Errors & Omissions (“E&O”) insurance, and more.
Please contact us for further information about any of our services, or if you’d like to talk about a customized solution for your project or company.